With the holiday season in full swing, festive melodies and delicious scents waft through the crisp, cold air. Living overseas during the holidays affords a great opportunity to find one-of-a-kind gifts and trinkets to send to loved ones back in the States.
Christmas market season is well underway. While you have probably visited some near you, take a chance on these eight markets sprinkled throughout Europe! Take a train, bus, or drive — either way, these markets will not disappoint with their own unique highlights and delicacies!
Norman Rockwell’s oil painting, “Freedom from Want,” is an iconic representation of the American holiday meal. Grandpa is standing at the head of a long table while Grandma makes room for the massive roasted bird, and multiple generations sit around them — elbow to elbow — in eager anticipation.
Millions of tourists flock to Europe every winter for Christmas markets. While stationed here, you may need only to walk to your village’s old town or hop on the train for some hot, spiced wine, street food and booths brimming with glass ornaments, nutcrackers and sweet treats.